Matty Taylor expected Bristol backlash over leaving Rovers for City | Stuart James

The first player in 30 years to make such a switch knew it would upset some people ‘but I am sure it will die down over the years … hopefully’

Matty Taylor admitted he has not looked at social media since it emerged on deadline day that he was going to become the first player in 30 years to swap Bristol Rovers for Bristol City. In fact, Taylor said that he would “probably come off it”, which seems a wise decision in light of the vitriol that has been posted on the back of a transfer that has whipped up one hell of a storm in an area that is not exactly a footballing hotbed.

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